Stormwater Plan Overlooks Floating Homes

In early March, the Marin County Flood Control & Water Conservation District held a community meeting to discuss Marin City Stormwater Plan Project concepts. The focus of the meeting was to get community input on ways to decrease flooding in and around Marin City, but residents of Gate 6 ½ attended...

Marin City Stormwater Meeting Mar 9

The organizers of the Marin City Stormwater Plan are hosting a Community Meeting on Saturday March 9 to go over concepts being studied as part of developing a community led Stormwater Plan. Some of the concepts involve proposed drainage features near Gate 6 and Gate 6 ½. The meeting will...

Two Homes Flooded in Kappas Marina

In late December, floating homes on both East and West Piers were flooded due to plumbing problems. A burst water pipe flooded the barge of #15 East Pier at low tide. When the tide came in, the house wouldn’t float, so the bay water came in the windows and rose...

Earthquake Insurance for Floating Homes

Recently we reported that the Bay Area is overdue for a major earthquake, which raised the question of earthquake coverage for floating homes. According to Samantha Fazio of Hawser Marine Insurance, both the California Fair Plan (CAF) and Red Shield offer earthquake coverage as required for all California homeowners. CAF’s...

High Tides and Rain Forecast

According to the Southern Marin Fire Protection District, tides of 6.5 feet or more will occur every day through Friday. They will peak in the mornings through Thursday, and at 12:14 p.m. on Friday, December 15. Although no rain is forecast for the week, these tides are high enough to...

Rains, High Tides in Forecast

With the winter rainy season upon us, those who live or park their vehicles in low-lying terrain need to be cautious about upcoming high tides. The next one, a 6.4’ sea level rise, occurs early the Friday after Thanksgiving and tides will remain high through November 28, according to the...

Kappas Repaves Gate 6 ½ Lot

  In recent years, the Gate 6 ½ parking lot has flooded in even minimally high tides. But on Wednesday October 11, Kappas Marina began repaving and raising most of the lot. For two days, residents had to vacate the lot except for the turning circle at the end of...

More King Tides this Summer

We can expect flooding in low–lying areas of the waterfront in July, August and early September. Here’s the schedule: Sat         7/29          9:02 p.m.          6.7’ Sun        7/30          9:56 p.m.          6.9’ Mon       7/31  ...

King Tides Return 6/30-7/6

Six days of king tides (over 6.5’) will begin on June 30, causing flooding in low–lying areas of Southern Marin. Here’s the schedule from the TideLog company: Fri.        6/30       9:28 p.m.          6.5’ Sat.       7/1          9:28 a.m.          6.7’ Sun.      7/2          11:00 p.m.        6.9’ Mon.     7/3        11:51 p.m.         7.0’...